Who We Are
The Scholarship Committee welcomes students and their parent(s) guardian(s) to our educational assistance program.
The program is based primarily upon financial need. Additional factors which will be reviewed are academic work, character, interaction with fellow students and extra curricular activities.
This scholarship is renewable each semester by submitting a transcript at the end of each semester. Payments will be made for the usual 2 or 4 years of an educational program, provided all requirements are fulfilled.
All the information requested will be kept confidential. An application will only be considered if all the required information is submitted on or by April 15.
Helping Hand Fund
The Helping Hand Fund of the Wethersfield/Rocky Hill Rotary Club was initially founded in 1949 by members of the Wethersfield Rotary Club. Incorporated initially as the Helping Hand Fund of the Rotary Club of Wethersfield, Incorporated, it is now known legally by its original name. The Fund is a separate Sec. 501(c)(3) organization and qualifies as a tax-exempt charitable entity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Helping Hand Fund was created by Rotarians from what is now the Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club. That Club was founded in 1938 and serves the communities of Wethersfield and Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA, through civic donations, volunteer initiatives and scholarship programs.
Al Knapp Fund
The late Al Knapp, Fire Chief of the Town of Wethersfield, was a long time member of the Wethersfield-Rocky Hill Rotary Club. Upon his death, his family and members of the Club established a Fire Science Scholarship in his honor and memory. Unlike the Fund’s regular scholarships, the Knapp Award is a one-time stipend. It is awarded to a student who is interested in pursuing a career involving some aspect of fire science.